A Goodman is Hard to Find | Front Porch Republic

This is a Paul Goodman title new to me and its reprinting is timely.

I’m happy to report that New York Review Books has just reprinted Growing Up Absurd (1960), Paul Goodman’s classic plea for the human scale against the postwar corporate and military-industrial behemoth.  Especially noteworthy is a terrific foreword by Casey Nelson Blake assaying Goodman’s “unique synthesis of anarchist utopianism with unabashed cultural conservatism.” Blake identifies Front Porch Republic and New Inquiry as among those “reclaiming” the “sturdy tradition of American social and cultural criticism” exemplified with such vigor and intelligence (and occasional flamboyance) by Goodman.

via A Goodman is Hard to Find | Front Porch Republic.

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